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Fuel Efficiency Tips for your Vehicle

by | Oct 23, 2015 | Auto Repair, Fuel Efficiency, Safe Driving Tips, Vehicle Safety Inspections











When you own a vehicle, you will want it to be in the best condition possible. To help accomplish this, make sure to bring your vehicle in for regularly scheduled maintenances. When a vehicle is properly maintained, you can also save of fuel efficiency. There are also some driving habits you can change so the vehicle operates ideally. Many driving habits can use up extra fuel and can actually be avoided. Some of these things can be fast starts or stops. Accelerating fast as the stoplight turns green can actually waste fuel. Instead, take your time accelerating. The same applies for stopping. Slamming on the brakes can also cause the brake line to wear and may be damaged. Try to predict the stoplights and slowly come to a stop.


Having the oil changed on a regular basis can help you to maximize the fuel efficiency the best it can. The vehicle can run smoother and also cleaner by using less fuel. New clean oil can help the engine and other moving parts work more effectively. This is because the oil will lubricate these parts. It is important to have the oil changed when recommended so it is less likely that dirty and polluted oil will run through the engine. When the oil is checked, make sure to check the tires as well. The inflation should be at the amount recommended by the vehicle owner’s manual. The recommended air pressure can also be on a sticker that is inside the driver’s door. Having tires with the correct air amount can help provide a smoother and more efficient ride. Also make sure that the tires are balanced. Tires that are not balanced can wear unevenly or even have excessive bouncing. This is an issue because it prevents full contact with the road and diminishes the fuel efficiency. Also make sure they are aligned. There will be less pull because the tires will be parallel and work together. Proper alignment can also help to save on premature wear and tear of the tires. If you notice any issues with the tires, bring the vehicle in so we can inspect them for you.